Thursday, August 02, 2007

Old Dog Learns a New Trick

If you want to specifically look for blogs on a topic in Google, you can get a list, from the most recently posted to the oldest, by choosing your search term, then clicking the MORE tab above that. The term to look for is Blog Search. That way, you avoid non-blogs and commercial sites.

Some New Uses for Technology

I have just returned from the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) national conference. One of the workshops was "Blogs, Wikis, and Forums".

We were a relatively savvy audience - most of us know of the technologies, some had used them, fewer had used them in class. Once I get my camera out of our overloaded car, I'll download the pictures.

Other references to blogging in academics:


west of the moon: academic blogging

Teaching with Blogs: Always Something New

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Eat Better, Get Smarter - Duh!

Like, this is a surprise? Any teacher can list the kids who routinely eat sugar-laden garbage, and you will see a near-perfect correlation with test scores. You could probably also get a linear relationship with behavior.

I really don't get it. Why, when parents claim to want the best for their kids, do they let them eat non-nutritional junk?

Nice Bio of Fermi